Eventide charts unexplored space with Blackhole and MicroPitch

Eventide Audio announced the introduction of immersive audio versions of two distinct Eventide plug-ins: Blackhole Immersive and Micropitch Immersive.

Debuted during the AES NY 2023 Convention (booth 622), the two plug-ins are designed from the ground up for surround and immersive workflows, including Dolby Atmos. Blackhole Immersive expands the sound of the stereo version of Eventide’s reverb across an entire mix.

With Blackhole Immersive, the workflow gives full control over the reverb across channels, for an evolving experience. MicroPitch Immersive users can spread, tilt and dynamically morph the effect across the width, depth and height of an immersive mix. With both plug-ins, the Front, Top and Rear speakers can be EQ’d separately. 

“Blackhole Immersive,” commented engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Scott Michael Smith, “provides a way to design infinitely vast soundscapes while maintaining precise multichannel control. Instantly musical and absolutely gorgeous sounding. I love this plug-in!”

“Blackhole Immersive takes my favourite reverb ever and makes it even more vast and otherworldly,” explained composer/producer Matt Lange. “An absolute must-have for immersive mixing and production.”

“MicroPitch Immersive is an invaluable tool for spreading sources around in ways from subtle to in your face. You might think it isn’t doing much until you turn it off; then you get sad.” commented producer/engineer Andrew Scheps. 

Utilising up to 12 channels of spatialized, detuned delays, plus modulation, EQ and crossfeed controls. The plug-in’s delay and modulation capability can be used to create slapbacks, add movement with pitch modulation, or create motion with patterned Loop Delay.

Ocicat Ruan of L+R SoundSystem Studio called MicroPitch Immersive “Fast and powerful! Everything I wanted about delay is in there, and you can use it to recreate spatial depths and tones. The best part is that all of this can be done in seconds!”

Both plug-ins feature a UI optimised for workflows with identical core controls for all channel layouts – no menu diving is required. The plug-ins’ transparent signal processing delivers the same sonic effect across all immersive formats and maintain incoming spatial image integrity.

Individual speaker levels can be quickly set using the integrated Levels control section whether mixing in the supported LCR, Quadraphonic, 5.0 – 5.1.4, and 7.0 – 7.1.4 channel layouts. Kill Dry, Kill Wet and Freeze controls allow the creation of effects, while the Mix Lock function allows for scrolling through presets or settings while keeping the wet/dry mix constant. The resizeable GUI offers Undo/Redo and A/B comparison.